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Police: Officer shoots, kills dog in Pasadena

Monday - 2/3/2014, 7:30am  ET

PASADENA, Md. (AP) -- Anne Arundel County police say an officer shot and killed a dog while investigating a burglary in Pasadena.

Police say the officer was canvassing on Lombardee Circle for witnesses to a burglary on Saturday when a dog "confronted" him. That's when police say the officer, who has been on the force for a year, shot the dog twice, killing him.

Anne Arundel Police Chief Kevin Davis says he met with the family at the home to tell them that the department will conduct an internal investigation. He says police want to make sure they know all the facts and can improve discussions of best practices for officers encountering animals.

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